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I've found myself watching, and this thread is as much of a confession as much as anything, kids shows. It started off due to the threads we've had about Cardcaptor Sakura and Doremy, but then I realized after watching them that I was feeling…oddly good and optimistic about the world in general. It's weird, because on the one hand I hate watching this stuff because, well, it's so fucking stupid and vapid, but on the other hand I love watching it because it's so goddam relaxing and healing to the soul. I find myself questioning whether this entertainment is purposefully made this way, to emotionally manipulate individuals past a certain age into a state of depression.

Uhm, thanks for reading my blogpost? Otherwise, I guess share some younger-demographic anime you might be watching?


Kids' shows are made by adults. It's natural you'd enjoy them as an adult. Japanese kids' shows are also assumed that the whole family will be watching while around on a Sunday so they are written to be entertaining to adults as well. Only small frontal lobe 'groids can't find value in a show about squeeky toys squeeking out over tasty cookies or prankster rabbit wizards. You're not a small frontal lobe 'groid, are you, to find such media "vapid"?


Did I offend you? I'm sorry???


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One of my main issues with kids' shows is that episodic monster-of-the-week-style plots are usually boring as hell.

Not sure if it counts, but I did like Aikatsu, although only watched about 30 episodes.

I might give Pripara another shot sometime.


>One of my main issues with kids' shows is that episodic monster-of-the-week-style plots are usually boring as hell.
Yeah, this is what I mean when saying stupid/vapid. I agree, and often felt like I was just powering through that kind of stuff to get the "heartfelt" kick from these shows.
>I did like Aikatsu, although only watched about 30 episodes.
I'm not sure you can say "only" when you've watched so many. It sounds nice, but I guess I've been apprehensive to the whole "idol" genre (although now that I've said that, I'm not sure why…). I might give it a shot.


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Idol shows, especially the shoujo-target-demographic ones, are definitely an acquired taste. Aikatsu and Pripara are both super girly and that's hard to digest for a lot of people.

Personally, they're the 'kids' anime I've found most enjoyable.

>when you've watched so many

The first iteration alone of Aikatsu is like 180 episodes or something, and the sequels are marathons too lol. Kids have a lot of free time haha.


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Well they are aware that it's not just little kids who watch them, Precure sells some pretty expensive statues that are clearly meant for adult collectors
Also I think that kid's anime are appealing because they are usually cheerful in tone and meant to encourage kids, it's why I love super robot stuff like GaoGaiGar


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Chibi Maruko-Chan is great, I highly recommend it to my wizard brethren.


I like the pokemon anime.


I only watched that one movie with all that nice Yuasa animation and it was pretty good. Dose the series have a lot of moments with animators just going crazy?


This is pretty wholesome. For some reason it reminds me of a Japanese Charlie Brown.

Anyways, I don't know if this counts, because it is a Finnish author, and although it's targeted for kids it's amazingly somber, but I guess it was animated by a Japanese studio…soooo…90s Moomins?


just wish i could find more episodes in finnish with english subtitles


Current Doraemon is a really good one, too.


For me, it's Yu-Gi-Oh!


Yu-Gi-Oh it's always fun to watch, even the weaker seasons


I like Yugioh too but I prefer Season 0 since it had more games than just Duel Monsters.


yeah, yugioh started off strong then it seems like they lost the plot (or just wanted to focus on one game for easy merchandising). isnt he supposed to be the king of games plural?


yes but the card game got extremely popular so the author was asked to focus on it instead of on other games


But what if Yu-Gi-Oh! was about prisoners who became really good at e-sports?
Sage because posting Yugioh Youtube poop.


Season 3 of Sonic X was really good (a.k.a. Tails X). It's a nice, classic space opera. Starts at ep. 53 of the series. Honestly, I would completely skip Seasons 1 and 2. Embed is my fav episode of the series.

Actual spoiler ahead, not an ironic spoiler.

That ending. Cosmo why ;_;


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I've been reading the latest (2018) Sonic comics, too. They've been…surprisingly good. Especially the metal virus arc, goddam.


Why is it that kids media is typically full of optimism, moralization, hope, and good endings; but "adult" media is typically full of depressing, demoralizing, nihilistic, and bad endings?


Skip to the last five or ten minutes of embed related to see what I mean.

Fuck "adult" media. It's poison.


Sam and Max is pretty fun.


Embedrel is why I watch kids shows now.


A bunch of episodes of the original series got subbed, they're pretty comfy.

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